Assistant City Manager of Finance and Human Resources
Mercer Group Associates
Location: Newnan, Georgia
Type: Full Time
Salary: 140,000 - 155,000
4 Year Degree
The City of Newnan, Georgia is seeking an Assistant City Manager of Finance and Human Resources. This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership and management to a growing community with an excellent quality of life. Located 35 miles south of Atlanta, the City of Newnan is a growing, progressive community of more than 45,000 residents who hold a deep love for the city’s rich history and the surrounding Coweta County area. The City employs approximately 300 employees and is organized into five (5) functions: General Government, Public Safety, Public Works, Community Development and Other Services. The City Council represents the interests of citizens in Newnan by adopting public policies; determining the City’s mission, scope of service, and tax levels; passing ordinances; approving new projects and programs; and ratifying the budget. The City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and is charged with the implementation of City Council adopted policies and directives and the day-to-day operations of the City. The City Manager also administers the City of Newnan's $30 million-dollar General Fund operating budget that continues to maintain a high level of service to the City of Newnan Citizenry as well as managing millions from other Capital Funding Sources. The new ACM will report to the City Manager with a focus on the Finance and Human Resources Departments.
The Assistant City Manager of Finance and Human Resources (ACM) will serve in a pivotal leadership position responsible for managing and optimizing the financial and human resource functions for the City of Newnan. This individual plays a critical role as a high-level executive within the organization, reporting directly to the City Manager. It is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate that has previously excelled in finance/human resources duties and is seeking to apply his/her technical, management and leadership skills at a higher level of city management. The City of Newnan places a strong emphasis on finding the right ‘fit’ for the organization. The successful candidate should have strong financial skills related to revenue administration, managing budgets, analyzing financial data, monitoring procurement activities and supervising technical staff within a finance department. In addition, the selected person must have a working knowledge of Human Resources tasks related to talent acquisition, team development, and performance management. The HR functions will be coordinated by the ACM through the City’s HR Director. In determining fit, the city is looking for a candidate that demonstrates high ethical standards, exceptional communication skills, top notch interpersonal and emotional intelligence, and the ability to successfully implement strategies leading to success. The Assistant City Manager of Finance and Human Resources will be expected to regularly engage with the community, attend public meetings, and provide insights into financial and HR issues as needed. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong communication skills that allow him/her to project transparency and the ability to interact with the City Manager, Department Directors, community stakeholders in a manner that is informative, builds trust, and represents the city in a professional manner at all times.
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with a major in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Human Resources or related field; Master’s degree preferred;
Six years of progressively responsible experience in financial management, budgeting, and/or human resources, with a minimum of four years in a managerial or leadership role is required.
Prior experience as a city manager, assistant city manager or Finance/Human Resources department head experience is preferred. Local government experience in a similar-sized community would be a plus.
Professional certification, such as Georgia Local Government Financial Manager is preferred and is an indication of continued professional development and will be noted during the vetting process.
Compensation & Benefits:
The expected starting salary range for this position is $140,000 - $155,000 (depending on qualifications of the selected candidate), with a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and life insurance. A Defined Benefit pension plan and 457 deferred compensation plans, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, and personal time and a car allowance and relocation assistance provided.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five professional references (with email address and phone numbers), as well as salary history no later than close of business on October 27, 2023 to Lisa Ward, Senior Associate email@example.com. Please contact Lisa Ward with any questions at 706-983-9326.
Alan Reddish, Senior Associate, 107 Indigo Lane, Athens, GA 30606, Cell: 706-614-4961
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